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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Gulfstream Notes - Jan 18

- You Asked won the 7th at Gulfstream at six furlongs on Thursday, and nice going if you had that exacta with the 7-2 second choice on top of the 8-5 choice, for $32, wow! There's some value for you. This can seem like a simple game after the fact. Favored Lookin Back at You (Put It Back - Reflected Image) looked the part after a second in a Meadlowlands stakes; You Asked was coming off a second to Golden Dreamer, who returned to win the Ruthless at the Big A.

The favorite streaked to the lead as he had in his prior two at the Meadowlands, but he just went too fast - 22.11, 45.07, and then opening up by three after getting the next eighth in 12.62. Bejarano had the field bottomed out except for You Asked, who rallied a bit erratically, but ultimately resolutely to get the nod as the leader tired to a 13.31 final eighth.

This three-year old filly, trained by Alan Goldberg, is by Yes It's True, who finished third on the third-crop sire list in 2006; he had 13 stakes winners. You Asked has that Rasmussen Factor (RF) thing going on, being inbred 5x4 to Shenanigans, the dam of Ruffian, Icecapade, Buckfinder, and Laughter, his 4th dam. His second dam is a half to the Wood winner Private Terms.

Frankel took the feature with house horse Sugar Swirl. Like his winner Welcome Again the other day, she shipped in from Woodbine.